Store the pet food near where your pet is fed. if you fed your pet in the laundry, keep the food there too. Saves motion and transport waste. Also removes excuses from the kids when it is their turn to feed your pet.
@WrightProcess: #LeanAtHome tip 4
Always have long life milk in the pantry.
Saves a trip to get fresh milk when you run out between shopping trips.
@WrightProcess: #LeanAtHome tip 3
Store clean tea towels and cloths in a kitchen drawer not the linen cupboard.
Saves Transport Waste getting a fresh one.
@WrightProcess: #LeanAtHome tip 2
Fold clothes nearly after being washed, saves Motion Waste by avoiding some ironing.
@WrightProcess: #LeanAtHome tip 1.
When putting cutlery into the dishwasher, put knives together, spoons together etc this saves Motion Waste when unpacking
Removing waste from processes to increase the value to our customers of a product or service is one of Lean’s fundamental principles.
TIMWOODS is the acronym we use for remembering the eight types of waste.
T is for Transportation, the waste of moving parts or goods from one place to another.
I is for Inventory, the waste of having too much stock of raw or finished material.
M is for Motion, the waste of excessive movement of our bodies or machines causing wear and tear.
W is for Waiting, the waste of waiting for something to happen, usually the previous process step to complete.
O is for Over-Production, the waste of making too many or too much than required by the customer.
O is for Over-Processing, the waste of completing a product with too many features or to too high a standard than required by the customer.
D is for Defects, the waste caused by making errors usually the cost of fixing or reworking the transaction or product.
S is for Skills mis-match, wasting talent by performing tasks not utilising this talent or wasting training when the skills learned are not used.
If you see Tim Woods in your home or workplace, act fast and tackle him!
What wastes do you have? How can you tackle them? Need help? Ask me!
This year I will be posting my comments on tools and techniques used in the Process Improvement field.
I will include examples and practical applications of theory with the aim to make Process Improvement simple for all.